Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The underground utility project is finishing up work in the public right-of-way.
Welcome to You Ask, Patch Answers, a column where you ask a question about anything going on in town and we'll try to get you an answer. If you have a question, send it to email@example.com. Question: I am beyond sick of all the traffic in the center of town. When is the undeground utility project going to finish up? Answer: Town Manager Paul Cohen said work in the streets is finishing up, and should be done with final paving around June 1, meaning traffic will ease after that. Cohen said work will then move to the sidewalks and the rail trail crossings, which shouldn't impede traffic as much as the project currently has been. After that work is done, phase one of the project will be finished up, Cohen said. Cohen said there is no …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The latest question we answer in You Ask, Patch Answers.
Welcome to You Ask, Patch Answers, a column in which you ask us a question about anything going on in town and we find an answer for you. Got a question you'd like to see Patch answer? E-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Question: Why does Town Meeting start at 7:30 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.? At Monday night's Town Meeting, hearing the reports of town committees took about an hour. It seems we might get a little more done if it started earlier. Answer: Town Manager Paul Cohen told us the town starts Town Meeting at 7:30 p.m. because that's the customary time it has started. The start time of Town Meeting is not dictated in the town's charter or town bylaws. So we want to know - do you prefer a 7 p.m. start or 7:30 p.m. start to Town Meeting? Tell …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
We tackle the question for You Ask, Patch Answers.
Welcome to You Ask, Patch Answers, a column where you send us questions about anything at all going on in town and we get them answered. Got a question? Send it to email@example.com. Question: There used to be a small howitzer in the park at Dalton Road and Chelmsford Street. Where did it go? Answer: We pointed this question to Town Manager Paul Cohen. He said the DPW, with the assistance of the Veterans Agent, is refurbishing the cannon. It will be back in time for Memorial Day.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
You Ask ... Patch Answers tackles this question.
Welcome to You Ask ... Patch Answers, a column where we do our best to answer you questions about anything going on in town. Got a question? E-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Question: Why didn't the town open a shelter during the late October snowstorm? Answer: Town Manager Paul Cohen said the question of opening a shelter came up repeatedly during the town's emergency management meetings. "Drawing upon previous experience with the (December 2008) ice storm and August tropical storm, people like to stay at home. Mass Emergency Management offered a regional at the Seniore Center in Lowell. During the ice storm they opened Lowell High School as a shelter but with the expected light turn out, they went to the senior center. We did not open one …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
During Town Meeting debate, reps are not allowed to refer to each other by name. Here's why.
Welcome to You Ask, Patch Answers, a column in which you ask us a question about anything going on in town and we find an answer for you. Got a question you'd like to see Patch answer? E-mail it to email@example.com. Question: Why is it that Town Meeting Reps cannot refer to each other by name during debate and deliberations? Answer: Town Moderator Richard DeFreitas gave us two answers to this question: The first is to prevent the debate from being personal which can lead to personal attacks during a heated discussion. It is the same reason the US Senate refers to speakers as "the Gentleman from Georgia or the Lady from Wisconsin", etc.. You should refer to previous speakers as "the previous speaker or the Rep from precinct 5", etc.. …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
There were reports of a helicopter on Sunday. We looked into what it was.
Welcome to You Ask, Patch Answers, a column in which you ask us a question about anything going on in town and we find an answer for you. Got a question you'd like to see Patch answer? E-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Question: Numerous people saw a low-flying helicopter on Sunday morning. There was even an entry in the police log about it. What was it? Answer: The low-flying helicopter you - and many others spotted - was National Grid doing their regular checks of the power lines. About this column: You Ask … Patch Answers is a weekly column for locals looking for solutions to community problem or issues. If you have a question, send it to Krista@Patch.com and we'll get our reporters out on the street looking for answers.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Chelmsford Patch wants to know what makes you wonder around town.
Do you have questions about what's going on around town? We're launching You Ask .. Patch Answers to keep you informed about town and solve the local mysteries. When will Stop and Shop finally open? How much money does Town Manager Paul Cohen make every year? What is asportation, as referred to in police logs? You Ask ... Patch Answers is all about you, Chelmsford, and what makes you tick. This weekly column will answer your questions, solve local mysteries and keep your government honest. Whether it's serious, sentimental or silly, we've got you covered. If you've got a question about something in Chelmsford, send it to email@example.com and we'll get you an answer. So ask your heart out and check back next week for You Ask … Patch …
Saturday, January 15, 2011
A question for You Ask, Patch Answers.
Question: Now that the ice rink has been vandalized not once but twice, are police stepping up their patrols around the area? Answer: Very important question. The answer is yes. According to the police log, police are checking the rink along with their regular late-night/early morning town property checks. Got a question for You Ask ... Patch Answers? E-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
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Question: I've seen two different kinds of charges for shoplifting in the police log. One is "shoplifting by asportation" and the other is "shoplifting by concealing merchandise." What's the difference? Answer: This is a popular question. The difference is in how the person is shoplifting. Asportation means to take something and carry it away. Conealing is just what it sounds like: hiding merchandise and taking it away. Hope this helps. Got a question for You Ask ... Patch Answers? Send it to us at Krista@Patch.com.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
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Question: I heard some people had a hard time getting the voting machine to take their ballots. Were there issues with the voting machines on Election Day? Answer: We pointed this question to Town Clerk Betty Delaney, who said there were no more problems "than normal" with the voting machines on Tuesday. Since the voting machines are only pulled out a few times a year, sometimes they do have bugs, but they're usually minor. Election workers stand by the voting machines on Election Day anyway, just in case anyone who needs help voting can get it.